Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Every time a new medium has been invented, a new literary form has emerged. Writing allowed for epics. The printing press allowed for novels. And now we have the internet. What will emerge? That cannot be predicted any more than the novel could be predicted from the time of Guttenberg himself. This novel is going to be a step in the direction of the new, keeping its roots in what is well-known and well-established.

As indicated by the header, this novel will be "epistolary." Of course, that is not entirely accurate, as epistles are letters, while these characters will be writing for a general, public audience on their blogs, on Facebook, and on Twitter. The characters will know each other (some immediately, some eventually) in the physical world. The social media outlets are where they will tell their stories.

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